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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
of you are joining us, for a little bit of your christmas holiday. robin, of course, at home recovering. saying hello to you, between the toes. george also at home with his family. great to be joined by my compatriots, lara and sam on this christmas holiday. >> great to have you both in my life. and wishing you a really wonderful morning. today on the show, we have a christmas morning roundtable, with spiritual leaders, discussing faith in our lives right now. it's an important discussion to have right now. we look forward to that. >>> also ahead this morning, you know her from "dancing with the stars." katherine jenkins is here with a sa song that is absolutely perfect for this morning, christmas morning. i can't even bring myself to say shh because her voice is so incredible. >> it stops you in your tracks. >> i know. i could listen to it all morning. >>> something we want to show you. these kids, there's a surprise on the way. they don't know it, but santa is going to visit. >> making his way down the chimney, i believe, as we speak. we are pretaping the show, so we can be
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
. to boston today. and plenty of snow in the back end behind it. we use this model to show us where the worst winds will be. what you need to look at is the red arrows. and those red arrows go from the boston area, north into maine, all the way to atlanta. this storm has big snowfall totals, big-time. 20 inches of snow coming down in some locations. and one of those places, williamsburg, iowa, picked up a good, heavy snowstorm and a blizzard. our ginger zee is right there. good morning, ginger. >> sam, we're tried desperately to get to chicago, just couldn't do it. i-80 kept shutting down. you can see why. this is what litters the side of the highway everywhere. trucks, semi-trucks. it was such a rough night and really, this storm isn't quite done with us yet. overnight, the lashing winds and blowing snow stretched from nebraska to michigan. major highways across the midwest, shut down. as drivers struggled to stay on them. believe it or not, this is i-80. look at the long line of cars. just a complete parking lot. we've been here for at least 30 minutes. and we don't know how long
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
case. she's always the -- >> she looks fantastic. >> she is the best medicine for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >>> josh, you have a lot of news this morning. >> we're going to talk about breaking news overnight. affecting holiday shoppers. from coast to coast. a deal has been struck to end an eight-day strike in the port system, the largest in the nation. the port of los angeles and long beach, california. the strike was costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day because it prevented shippers from delivering cargo to stores and other businesses. 40% of all goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the
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Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
they won't soon forget. also, those kids put their phone to good use. if you got your kid an iphone for christmas -- i did, my stepdaughter is 13 -- got an iphone. a lot of parents are worried that he or she might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract that includes everything from hand the phone over to your parents at 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the password. >> a lot of parents are taking note this morning. it's going viral. we'll tell you about the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones, we've all heard of the insanely addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida everglades. the mischief that vultures are making coming up. >> i don't want to make those birds angry. >>> we do want to get right to the big digout from the second snowstorm in days. putting a hamper on a lot of miles an hours' americans' travel plans. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. ginger? >> more than 500 flights were delayed. new storm, and look a
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
? >>> the music is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. good morning to you, america. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russ
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
harlem ensemble. they'll be serenading us with sounds all morning. good morning, america. two days until christmas, "gma" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. you can see ron tapping. they do a mean "feliz navidad." great to have them with us this morning. >>> also this morning, we are going to take a look at some fancy high, high-end christmas gifts affordable only for people who may have recently won the lottery. for example this thing. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the bi
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
lot to get to first. new reports on how close syria came to using chemical weapons this week. they actually loaded the deadly gas on to bombs, prepared for launch. and martha raddatz is going to have the latest on that. >> that's a frightening development, something president obama took very seriously. >>> we have a warning this morning that all parents with infants need to here. federal authorities are taking an unprecedented move of suing the manufacturers of infant recliner, saying they are dangerous. i don't know about you guys. but i used these with both of my babies. pretty amazing. >> yeah. >>> also ahead, a major announcement today we can't wait to share with you. it involves all of us and more "gma" every day. we're excited to tell you what we're talking about later on this morning. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the news out of london. lama hasan is outside of the hospital where kate middleton checked out, roses in her hand. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, george. just moments ago, a very happy duke and duchess of cambridge left the hospital behind m
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a wonderful night. thank you for having us. >>> we're going to start this morning talking about rough holiday travel. can we go ahead and get into it? >> i think so. >> this delivers snow. show you how it started. the pictures out of the california sierras. almost six feet of snow since fri friday. the flooding pictures as well. sonoma county. san francisco, five inches of rain in the month of december. more than twice they would normally see. this is a wet and rainy time of the year often. but this is a little bit unusual. here's where the system drags in the tough severe weather over the next couple of days. from houston to dallas. know that tomorrow, this spreads in. we're a little concerned there might be a tornado outbreak in the heavy red shaded area. 30 tornadoes since we have been keeping records in the 1950s have broken out in that christmas daytime period. we may see the christ
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Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
for much of the country. ginger zee will tell us how it will affect your travel plans. >> nothing makes ginger happier than a big winter storm. we'll talk to her in just a moment. >>> speaking of travel. this is exactly what you do not want to hear after you've ponied up for a christmas cruise on "the queen mary 2." the captain warning passengers not to use the public bathrooms or eat at the buffet. we'll have that coming up. >>> and battling a stomach bug is not an ideal to lose weight. but shooting pounds is always at the top of the list for new year's resolutions. if that's your plan, we have a feline that can help. meet tiny tim. in one year, this cat lost 20% of his body weight. we'll tell you his secrets and how they can help trim down your body in 2013. that's still ahead. >> he's an inspiration to all of us. >>> we're going to start this morning with insult to injury. round two of back-to-back winter storms, right now, rolling through a huge swath of this country. the timing could not be worse for people trying to travel for the holidays, either get home or get somewhere e
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: elizabeth, this is certainly a powerful sight behind me. these makeshift memorials have popped up all throughout town. this one is stretching as far as the eye can see. people from all over have come to honor the lives lost and to show support for this community, support it so desperately needs with two funerals yesterday, four today, and so many, many more to come. this morning, amidst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which police say could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are hard at work getting this unused middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and to be -- as comfortable as they possibly can in that new area. >> reporter: meanwhile, the
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
thomas, join us with the details. >> reporter: good morning. the two ft. lauderdale men are accused of threatening to blow up a bomb in the u.s. sources tell abc news, this was not a sting. and that the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. the indictment accused the men of attempting to provide money, lodging and transportation, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and sources say, the fbi found evidence that the younger brother, had been monitoring recent fbi sting cases. so, authorities say infiltrating the alleged conspiracy was a non-starter. one law enforcement source described the young man's intent as serious. but the source said, the attack was not imminent. >> okay. pierre thomas, thanks for that report. >>> we have breaking news overnight from overseas. a new provocation from north korea. the secretive nuclear nation says it will launch a long-range rocket later this month, some time between the 10th and the 22nd of december. the launch of a rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff. that was in april. >>> t
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Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
, bringing us her exclusive with the president and first lady. they rarely appear together for an interview. but they did for barbara. we'll hear their message, special message for robin. >>> let's get right to josh elliott for the pair of powerful earthquakes off the coast of california. >>> a powerful earthquaking rattling buildings and nerves in southern california. 6.3 magnitude off the coast. >> we're here in pasadena where they're watching this activity very closely. this was a pretty big shaker. 6.3 in magnitude. it occurred in the pacific ocean. lot of folks here in southern california felt it, though, it was a pretty good jolt. fortunately no reports of damage or injuries so far. back to you, josh. >> john, thank you. >>> people shaken by the quake twe tweeted it on twitter. >>> also this morning, new pressure on congress to approve a critical $60 billion aid package for victims of hurricane sandy. the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut want that package approved before the holiday break. more than 100 ceos, also calling on lawmakers to act quickly. nearly seven week
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Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
to a nearby firestation. >> when the policemen came in to get us, he told us to close our eyes. and like on the picture on the news, do this. >> reporter: at 10:30 a.m., president obama was briefed on the situation, as police discovered a second crime scene. lanza's mother was found dead. police say adam lanza shot her before he stormed the school. around noon, abc news learned that lanza had killed 27 people, most of them children, before turning the gun on himself. shortly after 3:00, the president addressed the nation. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: by 7:00 p.m., this little town had settled into an all-too familiar post-massacre routine, with prayer vigils. >> may god bless the adults who lost their lives today. >> reporter: overnight, police engaged in the horrifying work of identifying the bodies and then notifying the families. now, the big question in this investigation is why? what
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
shield them from prosecution? >> probably. there is a technical violation. using a listening device and broadcasting that tape. maybe a fine. i don't think there will be serious prosecution here because it would be very tough to link the actual death to the prank. now you can link it as a moral matter. but as a legal matter, there needs to be a level of foreseeab foreseeablety. >> you have to look at it separately. look at the prank. the question comes, was the prank a legal violation? putting it entirely separate from the death? you can ask the question, was the prank a violation? the answer is, i'm sure they'll be able to find a technical one. same thing would happen here, by the way. if something like this happened here, everyone would look for licensing. >>> let's get the rest of the morning's headlines from josh. >> we begin with the fiery plane crash that appears to have taken the life of jen nirks rivera. invest garrets are trying to figure out why the plane vanished from radar moments after taking off. overnight, mexican television aired these grainy images, believed to be the r
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Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
morning. abc's pierre thomas joins us now with the very latest on this story. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. in just a few hours, president obama takes the first steps to make good on his vow to respond to the massacre at newtown. he will announce that he is directing major federal agencies to come up with answers to address the scourge of gun violence. this morning, after days of silence, the nra, the nation's most powerful gun lobby, announced that it will hold a press conference on friday. and they say they're prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. are we in the precipice of a sea change? about how this nation deals with guns? >> why the hell can you buy a weapon of mass destruction? that's what it is. that's the first thing that should be gone. >> there have been 70, 70 episodes of school shootings in the united states, since 1994. good lord. really? i mean, should there be that many? >> reporter: big-city mayors and one of the nation's biggest police unions have called for a ban on assault rifles
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Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
born to run ♪ tramps like us baby, we were born to run ♪ >>> how about those jersey boys? springsteen and bon jovi. last night, what a night at madison square garden. so many stars coming together for the victims of sandy. there's paul mccartney playing with nirvana. we'll have a lot more of the amazing show right there. hello to robin at home. great to have amy robach here. and rachel smith is in for lara today. >>> and we have some chilling, new details about the gunman behind that horrifying shooting at the oregon mall. his ex-girlfriend is now speaking out, saying his behavior changed dramatically the week before the shooting. >>> we have video we couldn't stop watching. here is why. 10-month-old babies learning to swim, obviously, before they can walk. we sent our correspondent, lama hasan, to learn the secrets of the pool. blissful and wonderful. >>> and love listening to this right here. ♪ music can mean only one thing. jerry seinfeld is here this morning. >>> but right now, let's get to the news. >>> the chopper went down at north island air station as what's being described
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
landing an e more us now tune ya with a rod and reel. it could be a record catch >>> we're going to start this morning, the life or death mission in afghanistan to snap a american doctor out of the clutches of the taliban. the military really worried that taliban might kill this doctor. abc's mohammad lila is here this morning with new details inspect was a risky mission. >> absolutely, dan. this was a life and death rescue overnight. take a look at this doctor, dr. dilip joseph, he was working at a remote medical clinic, morningstar development. when he and two his colleagues were kid napd on tuesday. they the afghans were quickly released. but the doctor was kept in captivity. but last night, coalition forces made their move, making the decision to go in and rescue dr. joseph after learning his life was in imminent danger. now, u.s. officials tells abc news that it appears that the militants were preparing to take joseph to neighboring pakistan. that's why the top commander in afghanistan, john allen, ordered the raid himself. saying, quote -- dan, we didn't hear about this kidnap
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Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
her a rude insight to the other side of royal life. but it's done is show us she is the perfect person for the job. when that scandal turned up, she did what the royals have trained to do. she showed up. she did the job at hand. she didn't comment. she handled herself beautifully. >> we have to focus on a complicated pregnancy. can only imagine this is going to be a shielded and guarded royal king and queen, whoever this baby is. >> absolutely. all this stunt has done is fuel williams' m william's mistrust of the media. >>> now, with some of the other stories developing this morning, let's go to ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with a top suspected terrorist leader in custody overseas. "the wall street journal" reports the alleged ring leader of an egyptian terrorist network has been captured in egypt. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify this week in open congressional hearings on that attack. >>> and egypt's military is warning of disastrous consequences if the political crisis in that country is not resolved. president mohamed morsi is p
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
love this. we all posed for a picture around robin's christmas tree. a day i know none of us will ever forget. robin, we miss you and we love you. >> it was a special morning. cannot wait to share it with you. >>> we have a lot of news, as well. there's the chemical weapons threat in syria. and the fiscal cliff countdown. 25 days now. >> absolutely. >>> let's get right to the breaking news out of japan overnight. the powerful earthquake, shaking up the country. sam has been tracking it all. and joins us now with the very latest. sam? >> just imagine how frightening that night and morning was. we're talking about friday by the time we get to japan. a 7.3 earthquake kicks off the northern east coast of japan. if this coastline looks very familiar to you, it's because just last year there was a 9.0 quake there. that's the one that triggered not only the earthquake -- but the tsunami and then the nuclear disaster in fukushima. to compare the two, this one is much, much weaker. this sent a wall of water towards the coastline. but this one did trigger a tsunami warning. at points, there
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
president of south africa is in the hospital. bazi kanani joins us from pretoria, south africa. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. nelson mandela is being treated for a lung infection here in the capital city of pretoria. that's a serious condition for a man of his age. even though his health has been declining recent years, he was well enough this summer to receive visitors at his home, including the clinton family. mandela has been treated for a lung infection before. this is his fourth day in the hospital. his longest hospitalization in the past several years. doctors say he is responding to treatment. there's no reason to panic. they're also asking south africans to keep their revered leader in their prayers. josh? >> bazi kanani in south africa. >>> here at home, a medical helicopter has crashed west of chicago, killing two nurses and a pilot flying to a nearby hospital. the chopper crashed in a field near rochelle. no word why it crashed. >>> major, new concerns about the war in afghanistan this morning. u.s. troops are set to withdraw in a matter of mo
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
that, we'll be joined by the school nurse. >> sally cox. she'll be with us in a minute. >>> let's get right to the presidents right now. he spoke last night. he came here and met with the families. he was with allison, the granddaughter of the school principal. the president comforted the families yesterday. then delivered the speech. he told the people of newtown, they're not alone. a powerful call to action. a president filled with angry. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. you're not alone in your grief. >> reporter: consolation first. and then, a call to action. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. can we truly say, as a nation, that we're meeting our obligations? the answer is no. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: president obama, stricken and stern, promised to make america safer for our children. >> i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citi
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
, ingrid seward. thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> it's a pleasure. >> i want to talk to you about the scramble yesterday. reports this morning saying that the couple was not planning on celebrating the news and sharing it until christmas. so, how did it all happen yesterday? >> well, they didn't want to let it out. because she's probably about the ten-week mark. they knew when kate was seen going into the hospital, or someone would say something, that it would be out of their hands. and the media would have control of the announcement. and they wanted to have control of the announcement. so they quickly told the queen, prince charles, prince harry. and then, they made the announcement at 4:00 yesterday. >> and they seemed to get control of the situation. a situation that people have been speculating about, seemingly, since their wedding day. i wonder, the day when we saw kate in september cheersing with the water, was that the first real clue this might be real? >> i don't know if she knew she was pregnant then. but it's possible. it's quite possible. certainly,
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
, mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> bianna, over to you. >>> we're going to go now to a royal sighting. just two days after kate middleton was released from the hospital, prince william made a splashy public appearance. last night. meanwhile, the family of the nurse who apparently took her life after being fooled by a radio prank is speaking out. jeffrey kofman is in london with the latest. good morning, jeffery. >> reporter: this is now a police investigation. a postmortem examination is to be held this week. an inquest begins tomorrow. while the duke and duchess of cambridge struggle to balance the excitement of being new parents with the apparent suicide of the nurse. prince william went solo last night at a charity ball. his first public function since his wife's pregnancy was announced. the conversation he quipped about kate's illness, "i don't know why they call it morning sickness. they should call it all day and all night sickness." he did not talk about the tragic death and apparent suicide of the nurse who fell for the hoax call. but he and
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
their families. it's great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> and, sam, with all this extreme weather, the country is getting walloped. >> we got a huge amount of snow to get to today. and also some strong, gusty winds. >> the winds last night were amazing. >>> we're also talking about a privacy breach for the first family of facebook. you see that picture right there, they didn't want that out everywhere. but guess what? it happened. >> not good. >>> and lucky in love again and again and again. it's the third time's a charm for janet jackson. the private superstar, now engaged to a billionaire. yeah. a "b." who is he? and why isn't she wearing the ring? we're going to have all the details ahead. and it is a very large ring, i might add. >>> but first, sam, again, this weather. coast-to-coast, it has stopped this country. >> this is the storm we've been talking about since the weekend. and then yesterday, it delivered all the snow. let me show you the pictures that we've been getting in. facebook and twitter. you have been sending in pictures like this. this i
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
viral. and the happy couple will join us live. >>> every time we do one of these stories about these proposals, it makes me feel completely inadequate about my proposal to my wife. i thought i did a good job. >> this guy is incredible. move over, david blaine. that's a very sweet story. we're going to talk to them later in the show. >>> we have a busy morning. it's one week after the newtown school shooting tragedy. we finally heard from the national rifle association. the nra chief held a news conference friday, making his case for armed guards at schools. even as protesters tried to disrupt his statement. this, as more than four dozen hollywood stars lend their voices to a new video to end gun violence. we'll tell you about their message coming up. and mayor michael bloomberg also spoke out about this. so, we're going to hear what he has to say. >> fierce national debate. >>> also coming up this morning, on a bit of a lighter note, the extraordinary new bionic body suit technology, making miracles for people who never thought they would walk again. we're going to hear from these pe
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
. they put their phone to good use. >>> if you got your kid an iphone for christmas, i did, my stepdaughter is 13. some are worried they might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract from handing the phone over at approximately 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the passionword. >> a lot of parents are taking note. it's going viral. the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones the insanely addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida ev everglades. the mischief vultures are making. >> don't want to make them angry. >>> right to the big digout in the second snowstorm to days. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. >> more than 500 flights were delayed. that's just yesterday with this new storm and look at this, a trace to two inches for new york and boston. 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow in milford mass, even though it's done. the issues, they're not. overnight up to a foot of snow fell again. holiday sno
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
to, and the state has done a wonderful job of bringing in some help, tell us it's the best thing to do to get back to normal operations as soon as possible. it's best for the children and for the staff and for the community. >> what do you do with the students who are enrolled at this elementary school? >> well, this school here, we're clearly not going to be into this building any time in the foreseeable future. we're very close to a plan to move the community to -- the school community to another location. those details will probably come out today. i'm not really prepared to really say but we know it'll work. >> i know it's early. do you think you can ever re-open this school and what would you say to parents who say i never want to send my child -- >> i would probably feel very much the same way. i mean, my three daughters went to this school, and we have many memories there. i think trying to understand what we're going to do with that is a long process, and, you know, we're not anywhere prepared to make those decisions now. >> you talked about the importance of re-establishing
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Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
fire department, bianna golodryga is back in new york. she will join us shortly. with me here this morning my weekday colleague lara spencer and amy robach. >> dan, even more sadness as the dead are identified we're seeing the faces of those so very young victims. i'm going to have that story. it's a really tough one but it's an important one so we can remember those who spent so much time in that school and were loved by so many. >> lara, you have a story coming up. >> as the healing has begun, the folks are pulling together trying to overcome this unimaginable tragedy and i'll have that report. >> well, those stories coming up but to the latest news. as we said president obama will arrive in newtown, connecticut tonight, he'll be meeting with the families of the victims thanking first responders and speaking at an interstate vigil. this is the fourth time in four years this president has paid a visit after a mass shooting. also this morning police have now released this list of the victims. look closely at the ages. 2004, 2006. josephine gay just had her seventh birthday last tue
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. glad to have amy robach. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. outside of new orleans, tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile just abou
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
in snow. she shows us the tricks she used to survive and how she managed to escape. >>> and we asked, is it real or is it fake? that video of an eagle snatching up a baby, blowing up so fast. grabbing more than 16 million views in two days. it worked. but, yes, it's a hoax. this morning, we go straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety in
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
magic proposal that's gone viral. and the happy couple will join us live. >>> every time we do one of these stories about these proposals, it makes me feel completely inedadequate about m proposal to my wife. >> that's a sweet story. we're going to talk to them later in the show. >>> we have a busy morning. it's one week after the newtown shooting tragedy. we finally heard from the national rifle association. the nra chief, making his case for armed guards at schools. this is more than four dozen stars lend their voices to a new video to end gun violence. we'll tell you about their message coming up. and mayor michael bloomberg spoke out about this. >>> also coming up this morning, on a lighter note, the extraordinary new bionic body suit technology, making miracles for people who never thought they would walk again. we're going to hear from these people. their stories are extraordinary. >>> and we congratulate our good friend, sam champion, who got married yesterday to rubem. a small ceremony in sam's manhattan apartment. all of his "gma" pals were there. robin, still recovering from
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
joining us now, sheriff craig roberts of the clackamas county sheriff's department. sheriff, thank you for joining us this morning. have you been able to identify the shooter overnight? >> we have been able to identify the shooter over this last night. >> what can you tell us about him? >> we're not able to release the name of the individual at this point in time. and for the reason being, that we don't want to jeopardize the investigation. >> what more can you tell us about his motive? >> right now, we're still in the preliminary part of our investigation. and so, there's much to learn. and so, at this point in time, to speculate on a motive is really premature at this time. >> but, do you have any idea if the gunman was going after specific victims? knew who he was going after? or if this was some kind of a random rampage? >> it really was a killing of total strangers, to my knowledge, at this point in time. and it was really, i think, trying to kill as many people as possible. >> and he would have killed far more had his gun not jammed, is that correct? >> this could have been much,
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
ahead on the show. very special guest today. heidi klum is with us live. here's what she was up to this weekend. looking so glorious. you remember that was supposed to be her halloween costume. hurricane sandy put it on hold and she did a wonderful benefit. to help those who needed it. >> she'll be appearing in full facial crystal this morning. >> is she? >> i'm just kidding. >> i'm wearing mine now. >> we'll find out in a little bit. >> just kidding. >> can't you tell. >> to storms slamming the west. sam has the latest on that. >> i mean, five days, you think about it, november 27th, these folks have had back-to-back storms. about 150-mile-per-hour wind gusts in the mountains. even on the shorelines, a good 70, 70-mile-an-hour winds. pictures like this, with trees down. you've had boulders in the middle of the roads. roads closed. flooding, power lines down. when you look at the rainfall totals it's exactly what we expected out of this triple-hit of storms. monterey coming out with more than 18 inches of rain. all the way into the san francisco area, almost 4 inches of rain in tha
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
tricky to use. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> we'll start with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americans who travel for the holidays. >> not one but two huge storms taking shape. meteorologist ginger zee is here with the details. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, guys. it is going to be an interesting week. active weather on the way that starts with this storm, christmas eve, light snow from eastern michigan into parts of new york even to boston so will you have a white christmas? i think i'll see a flake or two mixing in on the back side of it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, they had almost a half inch, san franc
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. your new year's party starts this morning,en only on "good morning america." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live sho
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
in the red area, reno is involved. redding is in the purple. and this, even though same colors used here, the wind gusts, look at how south, it goes to los angeles, great falls, montana. lot of places not only just talking about that but the snow. and the snow, the snow levels have come down, starting to see a little bit more of that freezing. sun valley, jackson hole and mount baker, all going to get in that foot area. that's some good news. after today, you get a break tomorrow and storm number four, if you can believe it or not, not that strong, but it's going to hit on tuesday. a look at the nation's weather in a couple of minutes now back to dan and bianna. >> storm number four. >> last thing they need. >>> lot of other news developing overnight. as always, we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have helped repel an attack on a joint u.s./afghan base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. detonating two vehicles packed with explosives and striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attack
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